SOURCE: Long Island Board of Realtors

January 24, 2007 19:13 ET

LIBOR Raises $35,000 for Ronald McDonald House of Long Island

LONG ISLAND, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 24, 2007 -- The Long Island Board of Realtors (LIBOR) announced that it raised more than $35,000 for the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island to sponsor a room in the new wing at the House. Realtors from Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties joined together to raise the funds and were on hand at the Ronald McDonald House "Lights of Love" celebration during the holiday season to commemorate the donation.

"This is the second room that LIBOR has sponsored at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island," said Gil Picard, President of LIBOR. The Realtor® support is part of LIBOR's ongoing philanthropic program titled "We're More Than Realtors®." It is coordinated by the Long Island Board of Realtors (LIBOR) and their Public Relations Committee. The campaign showcases the support real estate agents provide to the local community and to nonprofit organizations on Long Island throughout the year.

"Our members want to make a difference in this community and we are doing so helping the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island create a home-away-from-home for children undergoing medical treatment and their families," Picard continued. Buddy Hoosein, Vice President of the Queens Chapter of LIBOR, added, "LIBOR is much more than a professional organization; we are a community that seeks to help make a difference in the neighborhoods where we do business."

The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island recently initiated a capital campaign to double the size of the facility so that no family will ever have to be turned away. "The generous contribution by LIBOR helps us to meet our goal by providing a comfortable and supportive environment that helps families through their most difficult time," said Stacie Rodriguez, President of Ronald McDonald House Long Island.

About Long Island Board of Realtors, Inc.

The Long Island Board of Realtors, Inc. is a non-profit trade association consisting of more than 29,000 real estate professionals. LIBOR is the largest local Realtor® Board in the Country with ten Chapters that cover the North Shore, South Shore and Central areas of Nassau, Suffolk and Queens Counties. Many Realtor® members actively volunteer to participate in their local Chapter meetings and fundraising events.

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